Welcome to Old Friends Going Home Again 2015

For those of you just joining us, or viewing the blog for the first time in a long while, we have combined the old blog group GRHS Classmates, with our new group Old Friends Going Home Again 2015. Occasionally we will be posting notices, perhaps a new photo or two, and items of interest related to both groups. During the lead up to our Grand Reunion in 2012, we found many old photos and dug up memories that appeared to be buried forever, hidden away in someones tickle trunk. Like time capsules, these tickle trunks and vaults slowly gave up their treasures and past memories, which slowly emerged and found their way back to the present. I'm certain there are a few more pieces of memorabilia and items or photos from the past that will show up, but they are getting very scarce. So,,,, I believe it's time to make some new memories that can be enjoyed now, and when they are revealed years from now, upon the reopening of a time capsule once again. Welcome Home.

Enjoy what you read, love what you see, & share some of your old memories. Thanks for joining us.

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I receive many forwards in my e-mail throughout the year, some good, some so so, and some,, well you know what I mean.
I waited all year for just the right one to post. Wayne McCutcheon sent this to me this morning, and I'm calling it: 
"Forward Of The Year"

Read on and enjoy.

Just HOW MANY words, terms, etc. have you not heard in a long time?  And for those young 'ens ....how many of these did you not know? 


I know some of you will not understand this message, 
but I bet you know someone who might.

I came across this phrase yesterday. 

A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about 'fender skirts' started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice like 

'curb feelers.'

And 'steering knobs.' (AKA) 
'suicide knob,' 'neckers knobs, 
 'barney knobs'. 

Since I'd been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some older person over 50 to explain some of these .

Remember 'Continental kits?'

They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a
  Lincoln Continental.

When did we quit calling them
 'emergency brakes?
At some point 'parking brake' became the proper term, but I miss the hint of drama that went with 'emergency brake.'

I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone
who would call the accelerator the 'foot feed.'
Many today do not even know what a clutch is
or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor.
For that matter, the starter was down there too.

Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the
'running board' up to the house?

Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth,
but never anymore - 'store-bought.'
Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days, but once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.

  'Coast to coast' is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and now means almost nothing.
Now we take the term 'worldwide' for granted.
This floors me.

On a smaller scale, 'wall-to-wall' was once
a magical term in our homes. In the '50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with, "Wow, wall-to-wall carpeting"!
Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. Go figure. 

When was the last time you heard the quaint phrase 'in a family way?' It's hard to imagine that the word 'pregnant' was once considered a little too graphic, a little too clinical for use in polite company.
So, we had all that talk about stork visits and 'being in a family way' or simply 'expecting.'

Apparently 'brassiere' is a word no longer in use.
I said it the other day and my daughter cracked up. I guess it's just 'bra' now. 'Unmentionables' probably wouldn't be understood at all.
I always loved going to the 'picture show,'
but I considered 'movie' an affectation. 

Most of these words go back to the '50s,
but here's a pure '60s word I came across
the other day,, 'rat fink.' Ooh, what a nasty 


Here's a word I miss - 'percolator.'
That was just a fun word to say,
and what was it replaced with 'Coffee maker.'

How dull... Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.

I miss those made-up marketing words that were
meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro.

Words like 'Dyna Flow' and 'Electrolux' and 'Frigidaire'.

Introducing the 1963 Admiral T V, now with 'SpectraVision!'

Food for thought.

Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago?
Nobody complains of that today. Maybe that's what Castor oil cured, because I never hear mothers threatening kids with Castor Oil anymore.

Some words aren't gone, but are definitely
on the endangered list.
The one that grieves me most is 'supper.'
Now everybody says 'dinner.' Save a great word.

Invite someone to "supper". Discuss fender skirts.

Someone forwarded this to me.
I thought some of us of a 'certain age'
would remember most of these.

Just for fun, pass it along to others of 'a certain age.'

Thanks for taking a look back at how it use to be.
We hope you have enjoyed this bit of yesterday.
Happy New Year!

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Geary Rural High School Commemorative Calendar Project

Below are the pictures selected for the Reunion Commemorative Calendar. They are in no particular order at this time, and the month in which these photos will appear has not been determined. The front and back covers are listed as such, although the back of the calendar may be reserved for printer information and advertisement purposes. 

This calendar will be different from your normal annual calendar, such as that it will begin with the month of September 2013. Why? Although this calendar celebrates our Classmates Grand Reunion this August past, it will also serve to signify the beginning of a new school year for our successors, The Geary Gators. GRHS classmates, and the Geary Elementary Community School students share a common bond, in that the school was, and still is, 56 years later, our / their educational training facility. It only seems right to join forces with the Gators, in hopes that they will carry on with the reunion tradition as we have. 

Order forms and instructions will be available sometime early in the new year. In the mean time, we invite you to share the news release of this great, yet very useful item of memorabilia, with your friends and relatives. This calendar issue is not restricted, therefore anyone can order.

Please feel free to comment on our Facebook Group page. More information will be listed as it becomes available.
Thank You. 

Front Cover
Rear Cover










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GHRS Grand Reunion Photos
 Please be patient our new blog extension is being constructed as we speak. There are oodles of photos to go over, edit and enter.
If you have taken photos at the reunion and would like to have them posted on our new extension please submit them to the following e-mail address:
An announcement will be made on our Facebook Group site in the near future.
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 We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for the success of this blog. 
Your contributions, comments, and visits have made this one of the focal points over the last fourteen months. To date there have been 25,596 visits to this wonderful treasure chest of memories. This blog will continue to  be on the web long after the reunion has passed, but with little or no supervision, or updates. 

We are however, going to create a new extension to this blog, a place where reunion memories will be placed for all to view. We invite anyone attending the reunion to send in photos of the event. They will be edited and processed for a period of two months following our Grand Reunion.

More details on this new extension, and how to submit your photos to follow. 

We hope you have, and will continue to enjoy, this site for many years to come.

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The computer swallowed grandma,
Yes, honestly its true!
She pressed 'control and 'enter'
And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
she must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.

I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I've even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.

In desperation, I asked Jeeves
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found 'online.'

So, if inside your 'Inbox,'
My Grandma you should see,
Please 'Copy, Scan' and 'Paste' her
And send her back to me.

This is a tribute to all the Grandmas and Grandpas who have been fearless and . ....
learned to use the Computer........ They are the greatest!!!

We do not stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing.

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This Special Reunion Member Package
is now included "FREE" with 
 your GRHS Reunion

Your basic package includes:
1 Tee shirt, your choice of color and size. S, M, L, XL, XXL.
2 Purple and Gold Program Tassels.
1 G.R.H.S. School Crest.
1 GRHS Lapel Pin
  1 Name Tag . 

You can now order your favorite GRHS T Shirt in any of the three colors below.



Name Tag

GRHS Lapel Pin 

 Agenda Tassel
 School Crest in original GRHS colors. 
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